Construction Watch: Florida panel hears how state colleges move money to pay for capital, maintenance

By: | February 8, 2019
How Gulf Coast State paid out $800,000 for emergency building repairs after Hurricane Michael.How Gulf Coast State paid out $800,000 for emergency building repairs after Hurricane Michael.

 

The Florida House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee found the state’s colleges move money around from funds as a matter of necessary routine to pay for capital projects and major maintenance. One example: Gulf Coast State, which had to pay $800,000 for emergency building repairs after Hurricane Michael. Read more

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